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  1. "substitute teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Community Academy Public Charter School (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great and very supportive staff. If this school had not closed I'd still be there. Going to miss the children and teachers.

    Cons

    There were really no cons. I enjoyed working there. I guess cause the reason it was closed that would be the con

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to manage the funds properly so that we don't lose a great school again.


  2. "Good School"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    I felt the community atmosphere was good, also good locations. I thought the students were great, and the school is going in a positive direction. Treats teachers well with compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    It lacked the training I needed to grow as a teacher, and was bummed that the location I was at closed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep serving the students well!

  3. "Dedicated Aide"

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    Former Employee - Dedicated Aide in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Dedicated Aide in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Community Academy Public Charter School full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the advantages of working with Community Academy Public Charter School are helping the children, watching them progress, and making a positive impact on thier lives.

    Cons

    The disadvantage of working with Community Academy Public Charter School is that my positiin as Dedicated Aide was discontinued.

    Advice to Management

    Get the children the help they need.


  4. "department chair"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Community Academy Public Charter School full-time

    Pros

    helping at risk students. Great employees to work with. Lots of flexibility as it pertains to working with curriculum and such.

    Cons

    Poor pay. Raises do not match corporate raises. Challenging boss with no education.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure the supervisory team so that everyone is able to participate in raise structure, not just the top of the charts


  5. "School and Charter Network CLOSED"

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    Former Employee - Teacher and Grade Level Chair in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Teacher and Grade Level Chair in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Community Academy Public Charter School full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There were opportunities for students to practice STEM, music, spanish, art, and PE weekly.

    Cons

    After October, the principal did not return.


  6. "Educator/Teacher/Co-Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Early Childhood Teacher in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Early Childhood Teacher in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason for working at CAPCS is having the opportunity to work and learn along side of some wonderful, passionate teachers,

    Cons

    The downside would be not enough support for teachers.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  7. "It was a roller coaster kind of experience."

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    Former Employee - Early Childhood Teacher in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Early Childhood Teacher in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Community Academy Public Charter School full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A fair amount of nice coworkers
    Friendly academy leader
    Room for personal growth
    Reggio Program (if you understood it)
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    Cons

    Some people didn't take their job seriously (they were always late)
    Most TA's weren't helpful and just complained about work (even though they barely did anything)
    Lack of management and leadership
    Lack of school materials
    Terrible teacher development sessions aka not helpful

  8. "Now that the charter is gone, no one gives a _____!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Community Academy Public Charter School full-time

    Pros

    It's a job. Some of the teachers are good and care about their students.

    Cons

    Resident principal is not qualified for the job! He tells teachers who cannot control their classes they are doing an awesome job, and favors one who tells her kids to shut up and teaches incorrect math. Very unprofessional. Where are his degrees? I want to see them!

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the resident principal and hire someone who is qualified.


  9. "Very great and supportive administrative team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Community Academy Public Charter School full-time

    Pros

    This is an excellent company to work for! The staff and students are great!

    Cons

    There wasn't a great deal to complain about regarding this organization. Most of the staff I worked with was very helpful and pleasant.


  10. "Seems great until it isn't"

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    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Community Academy Public Charter School full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As a first year teacher, the professionals on the front line with you are very friendly and supportive. The understand that everyone working there is on the same team. Competitive salary as far as charter schools go.

    Cons

    Administration had very skewed perceptions of employee growth and the feasibility of many of the procedures. A lot was demanded of teachers yet very little planning time was given at all. As a first year teacher I was given very little support outside of other teachers trying to help me within their also full schedule. Administration did very little to support me but was very quick terminate my contract within my first two months of teaching for "lack of improvement." Also asked me to come in after I was let go to set up my replacement but refused to let me resign instead of being terminated.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in making the work of the teachers easier and put less unnecessary things on their plate.


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